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Comets finish unbeaten conference run

Clayton junior B.J. Freeman hangs on the rim after a big dunk against West Johnston. Freeman scored 23 points in a 84-52 victory that allowed the Comets to finished unbeaten in 3-A Greatern Neuse River Conference play.
BENSON — An 84-52 victory for the Clayton boys basketball team over West Johnston on Thursday night finished out an undefeated 10-0 record in the 3-A Greater Neuse River this season for the …
School Sports

NCHSAA first round: Princeton, Clayton teams moving on

SMITHFIELD — Freshman Anna Taylor scored 33 points and added seven assists and seven steals to lead the No. 15 seed Neuse Charter girls basketball team past 18th-seeded Durham Voyager 63-40 in …
Corinth Holders senior Cooper Carlson, top, placed fifth in the 195-pound bracket at the state 4-A individual wrestling tournament. Carlson and teammate Jeffrey Palmer continued a school streak that has placed at least one Pirate wrestler on the podium since 2012. Sheldon Vick | Special to the Johnstonian News

Two from Corinth Holders place at state championships

GREENSBORO — A pair of seniors from Corinth Holders High School placed in the state 4-A individual wrestling tournament Saturday night at the Greensboro Coliseum. Jeffrey Palmer battled his way …
Pro Sports
Kyle Busch holds up his trophy in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy Cup Series championship on Sunday, Nov. 17 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. Busch will race in the Super Late Model Division as part of the Thanksgiving Classic at Southern National Motorsports Park.

Southern National postpones Thanksgiving Classic

Rain arrived sooner than expected, prompting Southern National Motorsports Park to call off Saturday's on-track activity.  The race has been moved to March 1 —  a week before the CARS …
UNC Notebook
Tar Heels not instantly better with Anthony back

North Carolina’s final possession in an upset loss to Boston College on Saturday was a microcosm of the Tar Heels’ week. Superstar point guard Cole Anthony dribbled around the perimeter …

NC State Notebook
The Wolfpack by the numbers as the season hits home stretch

N.C. State looks to snap a three-game losing streak but must travel to Miami in the opener of a three-game road trip Wednesday. The Wolfpack has been bruised and battered this season and wildly …

Duke Notebook
Blue Devils’ O-line gets upgrade with Frey

Daniel Jones proved he was a better quarterback than NFL fans judged him at Duke upon taking over the New York Giants’ starting role as the sixth pick of the NFL draft. Quentin Harris, a …

ECU Notebook
Despite final loss, Pirates look forward to future with Houston

It was the complete opposite of a storybook ending for East Carolina’s senior class, but the players participating in their final game in the purple and gold maintained following the 49-24 loss …